Noelle Stevenson’s remake of the short-lived but much beloved cartoon series is a brilliant homage to the original Gal Pals of Etheria and an absolute masterclass in feminist storytelling.
There’s actually never been another leading female cartoon character with a cast of supporting female characters as big as She-Ra’s. And they really did call themselves “The Rebellion.”
According to Variety, the new show is will be “an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, led by a warrior princess tailor made for today.”
As long as queer kids are taking their own lives, as long as young lesbians are told that their crushes on other girls are just fleeting feelings that all straight girls have and as long as trans girls as young as age 6 are treated as sexual deviants who shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom, we’re going to need representation in all-ages media.
“That’s what these awards are, a deep and profound thank you to all of the people who make us glad that we didn’t listen when we were told that girls don’t read comics.”
What a time to be alive! Major comic companies are actually targeting comics at women, queer people and people of color!
You’ve already heard us talk about how excited we were for “Lumberjanes,” but now you can see if it lives up to the hype.
I figuratively locked Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters in a dark room and made them talk a little bit about their creative process in celebration of today’s AMAZING launch. Also: preview art!
Ten important queer and feminist books coming this spring.
Noelle Stevenson, the co-writer of the upcoming series “Lumberjanes,” is the creator of the fun, creative and brilliantly written and drawn webcomic “Nimona” about a super villain and his shapeshifting teen girl sidekick with awesome hair.
Our very own Forever Intern Grace Ellis, along with Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen, have combined forces for the comic book “Lumberjanes,” about five girls at camp having fun and fighting monsters.